Tutorial - Kolorieren mit Prismacolor Stiften * Colouring with Prismacolor pencils

Hello crafters and Mo fans! ;-)

As you may know, we are doing weekly tutorials for Mo's facebook group “Bella and Bronte’s Clubhouse”. I was often asked, how I colour my images with my Prismacolor pencils and now I am revealing (a part) of the secret! ;-) I guess, you would prefer to see a video tutorial. But, believe me - you‘ won’t like to sit there (and hear my bad English) as long as it takes to colour!

Today I am showing you my way to colour skin on kraft paper. The tutorial for hair and for images on white paper will follow.

A few words about the paper:

In general I use plain white cardstock for several drawing techniques, 250g/qm, smooth surface. In Germany and Austria this is very suitable:

And the kraft cardstock I use is the good old „Crumb Cake“ from Stampin‘ UP! ;-)

I mainly blend the colours without spirits, but only with the pencils themselves or with paper stumps.

The image I used is the cropped version of“I dunno”, which was a freebie given by Mo for the first clubhouse contest. Now let‘s get started:

Step 1
I started by colouring all over with WHITE. Just by light hand and  at best in circular moves so you don't get that much streaks of pigment (important for later blending).

Step 2
Next add an all over layer with CREAM. This will make the base more smoother. But spare out the eyes! ;-) At top of each picture you can see the respective pencil I used.

Step 3
Next layer with DECO PEACH.
Now you can already start to spare the parts, which you want to be the lightest at the end (f.i. back of nose).
  Step 4
Add more depth and shape with layer of BLUSH PINK.You achieve shaping by leaving areas lighter (cheeks, lower forehead, nose).

Step 5
Create more darker parts by using NECTAR. Again, concentrate on the parts which will be darker due to shadows. And do not completely overlay the layer of Blush Pink. This way you will have a smooth colour gradient and smooth change between lighter and darker areas.

Step 6
Complete shading by using HENNA.
I wanted to have more depth and added once again a darker colour, but only in very small amounts (at the hair line, temples, inner eye corner, corner of the mouth). See the difference?

Step 7
And now, we are doing magic: Go back over all shaded areas by using BLUSH PINK.
Move your pencil in circular motions over the darker parts you created. This way you blend the colours easily.  Remember leaving out the areas you want to have the lightest. This step is so much fun! ;-)
If the image may
have lost some depth due to the blending, you can go back and repeat steps 5, 6, 7 as often as you like.

Step 8
To really start the image to go alive, it needs some cheeks: Draw a triangle with PALE VERMILLION.
Start drawing and filling in the triangle with very light strokes! In case you won’t be satisfied with its outcome you can correct it easily and nothing won’t be ruined. ;-)

Step 9
If you like your cheek triangles: Intensify with POPPY RED.

Step 10
Blend with BLUSH PINK. You can repeat  these two steps until you like the result.

 Step 11

Not to forget her lips: colour with MAHOGANY RED. Spare the centre and layer in the corners, so it will look more vividly! 

Now her face is finished! ;-) Hope you liked my tutorial so far.

Liebe Grüße - hugs,

2 Kommentare/comments °°°°°°°°:

Pat hat gesagt…

FABULOUS!!!! I am definitely going to give this a try!! Great tutorial too!!! You are amazing, girlfriend!!! Hugs, Pat

Tracy hat gesagt…

This is a great tutorial Anja. I hope to give it a go soon. You made it look really simple but I know it takes a lot of talent to know where to put all the highlights and shading. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

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